CPS05-06 Social Studies: Sociology Version: CPS 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Social Studies

Strand: Foundations and Research

Students will explain the origins of sociology and the sociological perspective, and how socilogy relates to the other social sciences.
Element: SSSocFR1.a
Explain sociology, sociological perspective, and the sociological imagination.
Element: SSSocFR1.b
Describe the origins of sociology as a soical science and the significance of its historical framework.
Element: SSSocFR1.c
Explain the relationship of sociology to the other social sciences.
Element: SSSocFR1.d
Identify careers where sociological knowledge is applicable.

Students will explain the research methodologies used in sociology.
Element: SSSocFR2.a
Identify the major research methods used in sociology.
Element: SSSocFR2.b
Explain how various methods are used to conduct research in sociology.
Element: SSSocFR2.c
Evaluate the strengths and weakness of the methods of sociology research.
Element: SSSocFR2.d
Explain the importance and influence of ethics in guiding research and data collection in sociology.

Students will explain the major theoretical persepectives in sociology
Element: SSSocFR3.a
Explain and apply the theoretical perspectives of Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interaction, and Conflict Theory.
Element: SSSocFR3.b
Compare and evaluate the theoretical perspectives of Structural Functionalizm, Symbolic Interaction, and Conflict Theory.

Strand: Socialization and Social Control

Students will explain the process of socialization.
Element: SSSocSC1.a
Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of an individual in society.
Element: SSSocSC1.b
Analyze the individual development theories of Cooley and Mead
Element: SSSocSC1.c
Identify and evaluate the states of socialization; include childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death/dying.
Element: SSSocSC1.d
Evaluate the factors that socialize the individual; include famiy, peers, education, media, and religion.
Element: SSSocSC1.e
Analyze how individuals are socialized by gender and ract/ethnicity.

Students will analyze deviance in society.
Element: SSSocSC2.a
Explain the socially constructed nature of deviance.
Element: SSSocSC2.b
Explain the relationship of social conrol and power in society.
Element: SSSocSC2.c
Analyze the causes of deviant behavior.
Element: SSSocSC2.d
Explain the impact of deviance on society.

Student swill analyze the impact of social control on deviance in society.
Element: SSSocSC3.a
Explain theories of social control; include control and labeling theories.
Element: SSSocSC3.b
Explain conformity in relationship to deviance and social control.
Element: SSSocSC3.c
Describe adaptation, cooperation, accommodation, and competititon in the context of social control.

Students will analyze the function of social institutions as agents of social control across differing societies and times.
Element: SSSocSC4.a
Analyze the function of social institutions in society; include family, education, religion, economy, government/politics, health care, and media.
Element: SSSocSC4.b
Evaluste the strengths and weaknesses of various social institutions.
Element: SSSocSC4.c
Evaluate other possible social institutions such as sports and science.
Element: SSSocSC4.d
Analyze the functions and inequalities of the criminal justice system in relationship to a society's construct of crime and punishment.
Element: SSSocSC4.e
Explain the role of total institutions.
Element: SSSocSC4.f
Analyze the re-socialization process.

Strand: Culture and Social Structure

Students will explain the development and importance of culture.
Element: SSSocC1.a
Describe how culture is a social construction.
Element: SSSocC1.b
Identify the basic characteristics of culture.
Element: SSSocC1.c
Explain the importance of culture as an organizing tool in society.
Element: SSSocC1.d
Describe the components of culture to include language, symbols, norms, and values.

Students will evaluate how cultures develop and evolve.
Element: SSSocC2.a
Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.
Element: SSSocC2.b
Compare material and non-materia culture.
Element: SSSocC2.c
Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.

Students will analyze social structure and interaction within society.
Element: SSSocC3.a
Explain the componenets of social sturcture; include status, role and social institutions.
Element: SSSocC3.b
Describe and compare various types of societies.
Element: SSSocC3.c
Categorize groups within a society by comparing primary and secondary groups, in and out groups, reference groups, and social networks.
Element: SSSocC3.d
Analyze the components, varieties, and functins of group dynamics; include such factors as group size, leadership and authority, and such processes as bystander effect and groupthink.
Element: SSSocC3.e
Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of formal organizations and bureaucracies.

Strand: Social Inequalities and Change

Students will analyze forms of social inequality.
Element: SSSocIC1.a
Explain how unequal distribution of power and resources affects the life chances of individuals in that society.
Element: SSSocIC1.b
Analyze the sources and effects of stratification on the basis of social class; race and ethnicity; gender; age; and emotional, mental, and physical disabilities.
Element: SSSocIC1.c
Analyze the sources of global stratificatin and inequality.
Element: SSSocIC1.d
Evaluate the impact of global stratification and inequality on global relations.

Students will analyze social change processes in a society.
Element: SSSocIC2.a
Describe the various forms of collective behavior.
Element: SSSocIC2.b
Explain the impact of globalization on social change.
Element: SSSocIC2.c
Evaluate the impact of technology on social change.
Element: SSSocIC2.d
Analyze the impact of demographic changes and changes in settlement patterns on a society.

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